Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Glittering dimness

I've been known for standing still 
in the crowd long enough to draw its sounds,
get lost. 

He's been known for going places,
talking to strangers, sunflowers, bridges
getting lost.

For some time we kept a trail of stars 
pinned to the sky like crumbs
pointing the way home.

Monday, April 6, 2015


Don't be cast down
in a strong impression of fondness
toward another living human
you become aware of
based only on your


Don't fall in love
you just

Written for A to Z Challenge using an OuLiPo technique called Definitional Lit 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Still I prayed for your protection

Thinking you were dead
I remembered my witch aunt's curse
might still be up.

Discovering you alive,
a relief - not every heart I touch
is destined to stop.

Been told the stories
you never did, you should know,
it's not your fault.

'Twas early I learned
life wouldn't save much happiness for me,
or love.

Written for Kerry's NaPoWriMo Flash 55 Challenge over at The Imaginary Garden. It was REALLY hard to squeeze this story into 55 words. As for the content, all I can tell you is I come from quite a peculiar family.